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Sustainable, Indigenous, Peasant Food On the Menu at Prescott College

28 March 2009   Mary Lin, Director of Marketing, Prescott College

Learning about sustainable food.

Wondering what kind of food other cultures serve on a daily basis? Check out the April Menu for Prescott College

PRESCOTT, AZ - In honor of its international study programs, Prescott College’s Crossroads Cafe is hosting an International Foods Festival for the month of April. The Café menu each week will focus on sustainable, indigenous “peasant” foods from around the world. Each week will kick off with a Monday evening slide show and storytelling from the area featured.

Presenters include Environmental Studies Faculty Ed Grumbine, who has just returned from a trip to China where he has been working on a book about the food of the country, The Dragon Meets the Angry River: Conservation in China, due out Fall 2009 from Island Press. The story telling and slide show during Bolivia week will be presented by students from the Food Systems of the Bolivian Andes block class, taught by Stephen Taranto ( Students will be sharing stories and lessons and foods from the Andes experienced during the class in which they explored the food systems of this Andean nation. Faculty member Pramod Parajuli, PC faculty in the PhD program, and his son Amalesh, who is a student at the College, will share recipes, music and stories of sustainable living in Nepal. For information please check the Café web site or contact Chef Molly Beverly,


China Week March 30 to April 6, 2009

Monday, April 6- Slide show and story telling by Environmental Studies faculty member Ed Grumbine. 6:30-8 pm.

Bolivia Week April 20 to 24, 2009
Monday, April 20 - Slide show and story telling by students in Food Systems of the Bolivian Andes class. 6:30-8 pm.

Nepal Week April 27 to May 1, 2009
Monday, April 27 - Slide show and story telling 6:30-8 pm.

Café Hours
Spring Semester

Mon. to Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Breakfast grill open 7:30 to 11 a.m.
Lunch grill open 11 to 3 p.m.
Dinner hours Monday to Thursday 4 to 6:30 p.m.

The Crossroads Café provides students with fresh, healthy, affordable food prepared simply and sensitively. “The goal of the café is to not only serve great food, but to help educate the College community about the roles that food plays in environmental, social justice, and nutritional issues,” explains Chef Beverly. The menu changes daily and uses local, seasonal, sustainable, organically-grown foods prepared with traditional and innovative methods.

Prescott College offers a resident BA program at its main campus in Prescott, Arizona, as well as distance BA, MA, and PhD degrees. All programs emphasize student-directed, experience- based learning by doing, environmental and cultural awareness, and social responsibility. Prescott College has received the highest academic rating in the state from the Princeton Review for several years running and is considered a “Best Value”. For more information please contact Mary Lin, M Ed, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, 928-350-4503, More information is also on the web at


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